Lagos Laws Now Available Online – Attorney-general
BEVERLY HILLS, April 11, (THEWILL) – Mr Adeniji Kazeem, the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, says the state has floated an online platform for all its laws.
The platform is www.laws.lagosstate.gov.ng .
The initiative, according to him, is to create easy access to the laws, thereby promoting accountability on the part of the state government and also enhance citizens' responsibility.
“The project is one of the commitments of the Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode's administration to drive governance and administration of justice in the state through ICT.
“This digital platform is the first of its kind, and another eloquent testimony to the `tradition of excellence' for which Lagos is known.
“It enables everyone to search, view and download the laws anywhere in the world by just the click of a button,'' Kazeem said in statement.
A copy of the statement, signed by Mrs Bola Akingbade, Deputy Director, Public Affairs, in the ministry, was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He said the publication of the laws is in line with the directive of the governor towards ensuring that the recently launched 2015 Revised Laws of Lagos State are accessible by the public.
NAN also reports that Ambode had on Dec. 8, 2015, announced that hard copies of the laws would be complemented with an online digital version.
The attorney-general said debit cards — Mastercard, Visa, Verve – and the Interswitch had been integrated into the online platform.
He urged encouraged lawyers and the public to visit the site and make their purchases.